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Canadian Brewery Hires Vice President, Supply Chain
Vice President, Supply Chain

We were hired by our client to find a VP Supply Chain who would provide executive leadership in the creation and development of a national supply chain strategy. We found a candidate who ultimately improved efficiencies across the entire supply chain.


Consumer Products & Services 

Operations & Supply Chain 

Vice President, Supply Chain


Our client, a Canadian brewery, was looking to hire a Vice President, Supply Chain to provide executive leadership in the creation and development of a national supply chain strategy. With the objective of increasing shareholder value, this individual would be responsible for bringing Best Practices to all supply chain management processes. Our client was looking for someone with extensive background in operations and logistics management as well as line and staff management experience. This individual would be responsible for optimizing the utilization of corporate assets, evaluating new production opportunities and leading supplier negotiations.

We searched the Canadian marketplace for top supply chain experts. Our strategy included targeting several complex multi-plant, multi-office organizations. Our search yielded a short list of candidates including individuals with demonstrated success in consolidating and streamlining operations to improve supply chain efficiency.

We were able to find a seasoned Supply Chain/ Logistics executive with over 15 years of experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail industries. This individual demonstrated a capacity and unparalleled commitment to this specialized line of work, having successfully streamlined the operations of several large organizations. With strengths in supply chain re-engineering and optimization of integrated logistics systems, they were well positioned to take on this strategic role. The hired candidate effectively worked with the senior leadership team to improve the efficiency of operations from procurement to production and distribution. Their efforts resulted in cost savings in the millions of dollars. This individual was subsequently promoted to Senior VP of the organization.

What made Bill and his team at Mandrake stand out from all other previous recruiters that I have worked with was his concern about me and how I would fit with the opportunity, both personally and professionally. While Bill was clearly trying to fill the position for his client, I felt that he was also looking out for my best interests at the same time. I have been happily employed for 6 years, proving that Bill's approach is truly a winning one!  
Senior Vice President, Global Costs
Canadian Brewery

"Stefan is not only an Executive Consultant with a track record of few hundred completed C-level searches, but the CEO of one of Canadian's best Executive Search and HR Consultancy firm. He is a strategic advisor to numerous senior level executives (Supervisory Boards and Board of Directors) as well as a coach and mentor to many professionals. His entrepreneurship experiences, abilities and achievements are both well recognized and appreciated by world's known YPO. He is a person one can trust, rely on, expect that he would deliver, enjoy his companion and sense a of humor, admire his wisdom and values, and respect him for what he stands for both as his family is concerned and the business he runs. What is quite unique about him is that being extremely blessed to be successful, he constantly remembers about those less fortunate and in need. He is an initiator of many undertakings to raise money, support and help others financially. One of the few ones that I would dream to work with if I had a chance to. Without any hesitation I would encourage any of my Clients to work with Stefan in Canada."
Daniel Lewczuk
CEO at Executive Network/IMD International Search
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